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The Interactive Xbox Girlfriend From Microsoft The World Never Saw

By Spencer . February 18, 2012 . 2:02pm

Dubbed XGirl, the project had a virtual girl who would react to different controller inputs.

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Microsoft’s Forgotten Online Fishing Game Lured From The Depths

By Spencer . April 20, 2009 . 4:06pm

Tonight Microsoft will hold a press conference in Japan announcing upcoming games. While we’re waiting to hear about the future of the Xbox 360 let’s take a look at their abandoned past.   Along with True Fantasy Online Live Microsoft developed and canceled another Japanese developed online game. Fishing Live Online was a multiplayer fishing […]

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Before Lost Planet Capcom Was Working On Lost Mantis

By Spencer . March 10, 2009 . 12:56pm

Ubisoft pulled the rug under Paris based Darkworks who was developing I Am Alive. This happened to the studio before back in 2002 too when they were working with Capcom on an action game called Lost Mantis. While Darkworks was the developer the intellectual property looked like it would be Capcom’s since they registered a […]

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Localized Rent a Hero No. 1 leaked on the internet

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 8:48am

AIA USA, the company that published Illbleed in North America, attempted in to introduce North America to Rent a Hero No.1 about four years ago. In the Rent a Hero series you play as Taro, a hired hero that can be rented to solve the town’s problems. When Taro is not finding lost children he […]

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Phantasy Star Offline, Xbox version goes dark in Japan

By Spencer . December 25, 2007 . 3:47pm

Sega is finally pulling the plug on the Xbox version of Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II in Japan. The last day online play will be available is January 31, 2008, five years after the initial launch date. When this happens Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst Episode IV will be the only version of […]

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Final Fantasy XI was originally planned for the Xbox too

By Spencer . September 7, 2007 . 12:02am

Straight from Austin's Game Developer Conference there is an excellent summary of Hiromichi Tanaka’s keynote speech. Way back in 1999 when he was working on Final Fantasy XI there was a version planned for the original Xbox. However, the original Xbox specs only included a 2GB hard drive, which left no room for expansion packs. […]

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Panzer Dragoon Orta AND Jet Set Radio Future run on the Xbox 360

By Spencer . April 19, 2007 . 11:55am

Way after I thought all hope was lost for Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, Mike over from Deeko News dropped a jaw dropping tip (thanks!) that two of my favorite Xbox titles Panzer Dragon Orta and Jet Set Radio are backwards compatible. That’s not all though! The long list of backwards compatible titles also includes:   […]

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Screen Gallery: Halo 2’s new maps

By Spencer . April 11, 2007 . 8:29pm

Bungie and Certain Affinity are going to release a Halo 2 map pack with two additional maps Desolation and Tombstone are being sold for $4. The first set of screenshots are from Desolation and you can see more pictures past the break.    

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Dinosaur Hunting: The lost Xbox game?

By Spencer . January 30, 2007 . 1:41pm

A game where you run around an island shooting dinosaurs with tranquilizers seems like a game that would sell in North America, but Dinosaur Hunting was actually one of the few games developed for Japan. It was made by Scarab who vanished after finishing their work on the project. In 2003 Dinosaur Hunting came out […]

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Crackdown coming in February

By Spencer . December 21, 2006 . 1:10pm

If you can’t get enough Grand Theft Auto games get ready to go to Pacific City in Crackdown. Microsoft’s GTA inspired game is actually created by David Jones who worked on the Grand Theft Auto series. The difference between Crackdown and Saint’s Row or GTA is that you’re an agent of "justice". Wait that’s been […]

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Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update now live

By Spencer . December 14, 2006 . 5:51pm

Remember that rumored Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update we posted a few days earlier? It was real and there are a couple extra games on the list. Conker: Live and Reloaded was long due for backwards compatibility and it just made the list. There are also a couple of surprises for Japanese Xbox 360 owners. […]

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N3: Ninety Nine Nights a roleplaying game? Different region, different genre

By Spencer . October 27, 2006 . 8:54am

Halo is defined as a shooter and Blue Dragon is considered an RPG no matter where you are in the world. The case isn’t so clear for Ninety Nine Nights, which is considered an action game in North America and Europe, but it is a role playing game in India, Chile, Korea, Australia and Hong […]

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Price wars: Next-gen software prices up, current gen down

By Spencer . October 23, 2006 . 12:48pm

While the price of Xbox 360 and PS3 games went up 20% to an average price of $59.99 the price of many current generation games dropped 20% to $39.99. More and more games have been selling at a MSRP of $39.99 from day one. EA Sports has been pricing NBA Live 07 and Tiger Woods […]

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What is the big Xbox update all about?

By Spencer . October 17, 2006 . 8:31am

  If you tried to log on to Xbox Live you were greeted with an error message explaining that the service is currently down. No need to check your Ethernet cable, the service is offline for a full 24 hours as of 12:01AM PST. So what is Microsoft adding in? Changes to the My Xbox […]

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Clips from the Family Guy video game

By Spencer . October 9, 2006 . 8:25am

Next week 2K Games brings Family Guy to retail shelves and these two clips show that the game has the same wacky humor as the cartoon show. While there are no gameplay videos yet, Destructoid has hands on impressions of the game. There is another bonus about the release of Family Guy, that has little […]

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First look at the trio of Burger King games

By Spencer . October 2, 2006 . 1:33pm

Would you like a game with your fries? For an extra $3.99 you can purchase one of three Burger King themed games with your value meal. The games are developed by Blitz Games who made who made Barbie’s Horse Adventures and the upcoming Spongebob: Creature from the Krusty Krab game for Wii. Blitz Games previously […]

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